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The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Monday, June 15, 2015.  Two major subjects to start out the week. Rep. Andre Carson talked about the battle over trade in Congress and other pressing issues while listeners reacted to the story about Rachel Dolezal who resigned Monday morning as President of the Spokane Washington NAACP, after a firestorm of controversy over Dolezal self-identifying herself as Black though she was born to white parents.

Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)

Source: Rep. Andre Carson / US House of Representatives

(Interview Starts At 13:48 Mark On PODCAST Media Player) Rep. Andre Carson talked with Afternoons with Amos about Democrats reject of the Pan Pacific Trade Legislation President Barack Obama was pushing against the strong opposition of most Democratic House embers.  In the interview, Rep. Carson talked not only about his opposition to the President’s trade legislation as proposed, but also about the decision by the President to place some 400 American military advisers back into Iraq.  Carson also commented on Indiana’s weak economy, with the state’s Gross Domestic product GDF growing by an anemic 0.4% compared to 2.2% for the country overall in 2014.  Carson also talked about the weak employment situation in Indianapolis and talked about his upcoming Job Fair later this summer.  And he talked with Amos about the continued threat from ISIS and, as a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Carson talked about the balance between civil liberties and the need for surveillance to protect Americans from terrorism.  Meanwhile, Indianapolis and Afternoons with Amos listeners reacted with sympathy towards the plight of Rachel Dolezal, the woman who was born to white Eurporean parents from Montana, but after being around African-American adopted children, and being around Blacks in college, including as a graduate student at Howard University, Dolezal went to Spokane Washington where she became a community leader and President of Spokane’s NAACP Chapter and told people there she was Black.

‘Black’ Washington State NAACP Leader Is Really White, Parents Say

Source: Photo By: @KREMTaylor / NewsOne/Twitter

Reaction to the Rachel Dolezal Story (Starts At 03:00 Mark On PODCAST Media Player) Begins with Amos reading Dolezal’s letter of resignation and the reasons why which were posted on the Spokane NAACP Facebook Page.  Then (At the 8:00 Mark On PODCAST Media Player) Afternoons with Amos shared the Dolezal’s parents Interview with Savannah Guthrie of The Today Show. Then (At the 32:53 Mark On PODCAST Media Player) Afternoons with Amos listeners shared their thoughts and reaction to the whole controversy and the role of race, “passing” for white or Black, misrepresentations of race and what it all means.  And was the media coverage of the issue overblown.   The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Monday, June 15, 2015 Runs 92 Minutes ©2015 WTLC/Radio One. PODCAST Starts After Brief Video Ad.